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Alexander Douglas, born in St Helier in 1843, emigrated to Queensland, Australia, where he became a police chief, before retiring and moving back to England

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Origins of surname

This surname has its origins in the lands of Douglas, south of Glasgow, derived from the Gaelic dubh = 'black' and glas = 'stream'.

Early records

Although other families have passed through Jersey, it was the descendants of Robert Douglas and Anna Maria Ashenhurst who were the main family to become established in the island throughout the 19th century.


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Great War service

Daughter and son of William Francis Douglas and Elizabeth Sarah Ann Robrough

  • Maud Douglas (1888- ) (St H) Red Cross
  • William Frederick Robrough Douglas (1887- ) (St H) Lieutenant RASC

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